Even though the decision was widely expected, there's no denying the news is still a pretty big deal. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services adopted in full the women's health recommendations issued two weeks ago by the independent Institute of Medicine.
Oil and gas industry officials and policymakers begin a four day meeting in Denver today focusing on energy development and the Rocky Mountain West’s role in it.
Dubbed: the Mission Possible – the Rocky Mountain Energy Epicenter Conference promises to "engage the public to ensure there’s social and political support to bring the opportunities of a lifetime to the market."
William Elliott Whitmore's folk songs may sound like something out of a bygone era, but they communicate with rare immediacy. Whitmore's stripped-down arrangements foreground his gritty, powerful voice and politically observant lyrics, an approach that has led some to call him a musical heir to the likes of Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen.
For 25 years KUNC has presented Tuna Fish & Peanut Butter – an annual benefit show for the Weld Food Bank and the Food Bank for Larimer County. This year we invited two of our favorite singer/songwriters, Liz Barnez and Rebecca Folsom, to the Hammond Amphitheater at 29th Street and Taft in Loveland for an evening of music you can feel good about.
Originally published on Mon August 1, 2011 10:46 am
The independent Congressional Budget Office has finished scoring the budget compromise reached by President Obama and Congressional leaders, yesterday.
In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, the CBO reports that because of budget caps, the legislation would reduce budget deficits by $917 billion between 2012 and 2021 and because of spending cuts, it would reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion. That's a $2.1 trillion cut over the next ten years. Using another projection, it found the cuts could amount to at least $2.3 billion.
I was trying to keep track of the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling this weekend, and all of a sudden, it reminded me of an incident I had in a parking garage near my house last year.
It was late spring or summer, and it was hot. I had the kids with me, and we were finished doing whatever it was we were doing, and we were ready to go home. We jumped into the car and tried to head out. But we could not.
President Obama and congressional leaders reached an agreement Sunday to avoid a first-ever U.S. default. The plan raises the debt ceiling and cuts more than $2 trillion from government spending over a decade. The Senate is expected to vote on it today. To learn more about the deal, host Michel Martin speaks with U.S. News and World Report's Mary Kate Cary and The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart.